Deutsche Version

Laokoon & Söhne

English title: Laocoon & Sons
Director: Ulrike Ottinger    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1972, 1973
Synopsis: This first film already contains many of the elements that reappear in Ulrike Ottinger's later films: an extraordinary woman, an unusual country and a chain of magic transformations that gives rise to a series of eccentric character depictions. This notion of transformation, taken from Virginia Woolf's Orlando, which contains the idea of death and destruction as well as resurrection, remains an important theme. The film was first shown in 1975 in Berlin. (Ulrike Ottinger)
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 47
Color: b&w
Sound: Optical track
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 515
Weight: 2.35
Number of reels: 1